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Calum Best agrees to meet mum of his alleged child


WE LOVE CALUM: Calum Best poses with fans in

WE LOVE CALUM: Calum Best poses with fans in Donegal

Lorna and Amelia Hogan at the launch

Lorna and Amelia Hogan at the launch


WE LOVE CALUM: Calum Best poses with fans in Donegal

CALUM Best has finally agreed to meet the mother of his alleged love child after secret talks this weekend.

The celebrity son of footballer George Best told Lorna Hogan that he would finally meet to discuss taking a paternity test to find out if four-and-a-half-year-old Amelia Hogan is his child.

The dramatic turnaround came when Manchester-born Lorna turned up at the official launch of his new scent in Co Donegal on Friday with her tearful daughter so she could hand the star a letter asking him to take responsibility.

The child and her mother attempted to hand Best the note which read: "To Daddy, Please take a DNA test so you don't have to deny me anymore. I am your daughter, please have a heart and don't put me through this anymore."

The serial lothario made a hasty exit but later returned to talk to his former lover.

As Lorna, who now lives in Carlow, explained: "He changed his mind and came back afterwards and we did talk. He said he would meet me again to discuss taking the paternity test."

But an exasperated Lorna Hogan warned that if Calum Best fell through on his promise, she would continue to turn up at every public appearance to embarrass the star into taking responsibility for his alleged child.

"I will turn up at every launch, every public appearance. I will make it my mission until he faces up to his responsibilities," she vowed.

"I will not rest, I will be there every time. I think I'm raising an important issue and giving single moms everywhere who are in my position the courage to do what I am doing."

Calum Best's mother has previously attempted to play peacemaker between her son and the 29-year-old former model. In 2009 she arranged for Lorna to travel for tests to confirm that the playboy was Amelia's dad.

But Calum failed to turn up for the paternity test -- even though it was he who had booked the appointment.

Later, he flew to Vietnam to raise money for the Children's Trust charity, which provides for the country's disabled youngsters.

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Speaking from her Carlow home this weekend, an angry Lorna said: "Amelia is his flesh and blood. I just want him to see her from time to time and to take an interest in her. He's making all these public appearances, earning good money, and he has never given me a penny. I have had to shoulder everything."

In 2006, in an interview aimed at helping children of alcoholics, Calum spoke of his "anger and pain" at his father for choosing booze over him.

"I was hurt and furious," he said. "There were never any hugs, no 'I love you's."

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